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Neural engineering is an emerging discipline within Biomedical Engineering which uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or otherwise exploit the properties of neural systems. Neural engineers are uniquely qualified to solve design problems at the interface of living neural tissue and non-living constructs.

Neural engineering is a rapidly growing area of research within the Department, linking closely with the Centre for Neurotechnology, which coordinates interdisciplinary research on brain technology across Imperial College's Faculties of Natural Sciences, Medicine and Engineering.

Academic staff in this area

  • Anil Bharath: Computational models of vision, both biological and artificial.
  • Martyn Boutelle: Biosensors for neuroscience; clinical monitoring of the traumatised brain.
  • Etienne Burdet: Human-machine interaction, neuromechanical control and learning, technology for neurorehabilitation.
  • Paul Chadderton: Synaptic and network mechanisms of sensory processing.
  • James Choi: Drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier using ultrasound and microbubbles
  • Claudia Clopath: Computational Neuroscience
  • Manos Drakakis: Circuits and systems for and from biology.
  • Aldo Faisal: Computational and Translational Neurotechnology.
  • Andrei Kozlov: Auditory neuroscience and biophysics
  • Holger Krapp: Systems neuroscience in insects: multisensory integration, sensorimotor transformation.
  • Danny O'Hare: Electrochemical biosensors for neuroscience.
  • Tobias Reichenbach: Biophysics of hearing and sensory neuroscience
  • Simon Schultz: Neural coding; information processing in the mammalian cortical circuit.
  • Mengxing Tang: Functional ultrasound imaging of the brain